Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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  1. 1. write a book and have it published
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  2. 2. convert video and audio tapes to digital
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  3. 3. meditate and pray daily
    8 people
  4. 4. publish a magazine article
    18 people
  5. 5. learn about art
    61 people
  6. 6. play cello
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  7. 7. act in a musical
    12 people
  8. 8. keep a journal
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  9. 9. learn about architecture and design
    1 person
  10. 10. learn to sew
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  11. 11. become a broadway expert
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  12. 12. become a good swimmer
    27 people
  13. 13. speak up
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  14. 14. have a garden
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  15. 15. do a spanish immersion trip to mexico
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  16. 16. preach in spanish
    2 people
  17. 17. play tennis
    499 people
  18. 18. tithe regularly
    17 people
  19. 19. get out of debt and save money
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  20. 20. be a better correspondant
    4 people
  21. 21. have a beach home
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  22. 22. live in new york
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  23. 23. host a talk show
    25 people
  24. 24. read the entire Bible
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  25. 25. be fit and healthy
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  26. 26. star on a soap opera
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  27. 27. travel around the world
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  28. 28. receive another masters degree
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  29. 29. become an excellent cook and baker
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  30. 30. run a marathon
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  31. 31. learn spanish
    18,259 people
  32. 32. learn french
    12,884 people
  33. 33. learn italian
    6,590 people
  34. 34. learn sign language
    8,503 people
  35. 35. improve my piano technique
    4 people
  36. 36. get ordained
    29 people
  37. 37. become more technologically savvy
    4 people
  38. 38. own my own business
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get an ipod
Great for working out

Although I listen in the car, the ipod has been an invaluable tool for working out.

Quit Smoking
I did it!

Today marks the beginning of my 36th week of being a non-smoker. I am so happy, and feel so much better.

The day I quit, I joined a gym. Mainly I wanted to keep from gaining weight. I ended up losing over 20 lbs! Now, I work out with weights and do aerobics 4-5 days per week.

Also, I am happy that I am not spending money that is literally going up in smoke.

I won’t lie and say that I don’t miss it from time to time, especially when I hang out with other people who smoke. But, I just try to look past that moment, and pretend I’m “looking back” on that as a moment that I resisted temptation.

No one can make you quit smoking, but also remember that nobody can make you smoke either. Don’t give in to the temptation to smoke with friends or to how good it looks on tv and movies. For me, it got to the point that it was embarrasing for me.

An added bonus is that I no longer have to go into convenience stores. I hate them!


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